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Pork and Pickle pickins’

Pork and Pickle pickins’

Richard Ahlgrim

September 8, 2016


Filed under Food

Nuzzled between a gluten-free bakery and another small shop in Essex Junction is a delectable new farm-to-table restaurant known as Pork and Pickles BBQ. In June, Chris Simard, former ecological agriculture student at the University of Vermont, created the Pork and Pickle to fill his culinary art desires....

McKee’s offers the comforts of home

McKee’s offers the comforts of home

Travis LeClair

December 17, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Food

It’s that sweet smell of stale beer when I walk in. It’s that metronome of sports television – count them, 14, 15 boob tubes. It’s that jukebox playing country, or rap, or hair metal, 90’s jams, grunge (whoever’s in control, McKee’s is a haven for all). McKee’s Pub and Grill offers...

Some of the best pie in Vermont

Some of the best pie in Vermont

Travis LeClair

November 3, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Food

It’s been a tradition for years: climb Mount Philo then stop by the big red pizza barn and grab a Growler. You can’t miss it along route 7, about 10 minutes on the way back to Burlington. Folino’s and Fiddlehead – “Pizza and Beer –” declares the large wood placard on their shared building....

Big Daddy’s brings humor to pizza

Elena Houriet

November 3, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Food

If you should ever find yourself in downtown Burlington in need of late night nourishment, Big Daddy’s Pizza, located at 177 Church Street is the place to go. Open from 11 a.m.- 2 a.m. seven days a week, with a laid-back and welcoming atmosphere, Big Daddy’s is an excellent choice for affordable...

Cheap food and good fortune

Cheap food and good fortune

Avery Bliss

November 3, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Food

For some reason, I have a massive love for Americanized Chinese food. In fact, I’ve eaten so much of it over the past four years that I have over 150 fortune cookie slips. If you factor in the average price of a typical combination dinner, I’ve spent roughly $1,050 on food that is terrible for me....

Trattoria Delia serves up an exceptional experience

Trattoria Delia serves up an exceptional experience

Travis LeClair

September 16, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Food

Located in a magnificently decorated basement in Burlington, Trattoria Delia has been serving authentic cuisine and memorable dining experiences for over 20 years. The Italian restaurant is built with preserved wood from an old sugarhouse; canvas paintings, wicker baskets and bright, engraved platters...

Texas Roadhouse offers dinner and a show

Texas Roadhouse offers dinner and a show

Amanda Carman

May 7, 2015


Filed under Food

Whenever I hear Texas Roadhouse, my stomach starts to rumble. Come hungry because their food is mouthwatering. Texas Roadhouse is famous for its rolls and cinnamon bread, which are meals by themselves. The Texas Roadhouse is a chain restaurant, and while I went to the one in Nashua, New Hampshire,...

Pizza on Main brings New York style to Vermont

Pizza on Main brings New York style to Vermont

Marilyn Tagliavia

March 26, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Food

When it was announced that Morrisville, Vt. would be getting another pizza place, there were many residents of surrounding areas who gave a collective groan. Did Morrisville really need another pizza place? Out of all of the cuisine possibilities...pizza? After visiting Pizza on Main, located where...

Cold food for your cold cash at Lucky Buffet

Russell Freeman

March 26, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Food

Everyone’s been there before. It’s noon. Your stomach is rumbling, and there’s no leftovers in the fridge or burgers to thaw, and your buddies want to get lunch. Pulling your wallet from your back pocket you find a lone ten dollar bill. Holding the bill in your hand you stop and think; there’s...

Fine dining, homey atmosphere

Fine dining, homey atmosphere

Russell Freeman

March 11, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Food

When driving through Jeffersonville, Vermont along route fifteen, it can be quite easy to overlook the small red structure nestled between a convenience store and the Lamoille River, which goes by the name of the Family Table. Though it may not look like much on the outside, consisting of a single small...

Sodexo hosts locavore feast at JSC

Sodexo hosts locavore feast at JSC

Steve Gold

March 11, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Food

Luscious, succulent, flavorful, exotic, unique, ambitiously creative, exquisitely prepared and delicately presented by highly skilled, exceptionally experienced professional Sodexo chefs, The Vermont First Locavore Culinary Challenge was not an event to be missed. And speaking as a long-time professional...

Good eats, good service = good time

Good eats, good service = good time

Andrew Lotto

February 10, 2015


Filed under Arts & Entertainment, Food

The outside of El Dorado Tavern doesn’t scream Mexican restaurant, and its interior is similiarly understated.  The only Mexican features: a few sombreros and other small south-of-the-border decorations. A welcome touch was a small basket of chips on the table with two little containers of salsa...

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